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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03690-N
Date : 06/2022
Country/Region : RWANDA
Title : Rwanda : women amputees play football to heal the wounds of the past
Duration : 00:04:37
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
SINHA, Subhash (staff member, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : Consolée Rukindo was born in Rwanda during the Genocide of 1994. “My mother was holding me when they killed her,” she says, speaking about the tragic story of her early childhood. “They hit her with a machete which also took my arm.”
Growing up an orphan with a disability, Consolée found motivation in sports. “I like sports so much since I was very young. I always felt I had to be somewhere I am entertained, that’s how I grew up,” she says.
For many people with disabilities sports become an important tool that can help them overcome psychological trauma and regain the necessary confidence to remain active members of the society. This is why the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working with National Paralympic Committee to establish Rwanda Amputee Football Association and Rwanda Wheelchair Basketball Federation to promote inclusion through sports.
“Being part of Amputee Football is something very special to me,” Consolée says. “Because I observed that there are those with disabilities who still failed to accept it. When I meet them, I help them understand that life goes on despite their disabilities.”
The ICRC also supports athletes with disabilities to look for employment and vocational training. Additionally, the organization is working with the Ministry of Health and other partners to strengthen the rehabilitation component in the healthcare system in Rwanda. The organization supports two national referral hospitals to provide quality rehabilitation services. It also works to develop an education hub by supporting the programs to train first class rehabilitation professionals in Rwanda and other African countries.

Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Rwanda : women amputees play football to heal the wounds of the past
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